Collaboration & Affiliated Scientists

Thomas Bourdel
Affiliated Scientist

Thomas Bourdel received his PhD from Ecole-Normale Superior – Paris in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Alain Aspect and Dr. Philippe Bouyer. In his role as a CNRS researcher, he is working on an all optical cooling experiment and disorder in 2D. Dr. Bourdel studies gases in reduced dimensions (1D, 2D), where quantum and thermal fluctuations are most important. He also studies non-interacting phenomena such as Anderson localization, i.e. the absence of diffusion due to multiple quantum interference.

Yann Chalopin
Affiliated Scientist

Yann Chalopin was a postdoctoral associate from 2009 to 2010 at M.I.T with  prof. Gang Chen. He received his M.S. (2006) in solid state physics and Ph.D. (2009) from Ecole Centrale Paris, under the supervision of prof. J.J. Greffet. Yann is currently a CNRS research scientist at Ecole CentraleSupelec. His research interests include the theoretical aspects of nanoscale energy transport and conversion (nano-optics, nanoscale heat transport) and the development of computational methods to study physical properties of low-dimensional systems.

Zanbing Dai
Graduate Student

Zanbing Dai is a Ph.D student advised by Svitlana Mayboroda. His research interests are in Partial Differential Equation, Harmonic Analysis and Operator theory. He obtained a Master degree in Mathematics advised by Pierre Portal and a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University.

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Perceval Desforges
Graduate Student

Perceval Desforges is a graduate student at École Polytechnique working with Marcel Filoche on the localization landscape. Specifically, his work revolves around numerical simulations studying the properties of this new mathematical tool. He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2016 where he studied high energy physics.

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Max Engelstein
Affiliated Scientist

Max Engelstein received his PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Carlos Kenig. He is currently finishing a CLE Moore Instructorship/NSF Postdoc at MIT with Professor David Jerison. He is mainly interested in the intersection of harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory and partial differential equations. He has also studied several questions regarding regularity in the calculus of variations. 

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Maroun Fouad
Researcher

Maroun Fouad received his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau France) in 1998 under the supervision of Dr J. N. Chazalviel and Dr. F. Ozanam.  His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of the nanometer electrochemical deposition/dissolution of ultra–thin films and alloys and the properties of these films. His aim is to correlate the properties with the local atomic environment and his main expertise is the scanning probe microscopy, X–Ray diffraction and magnetic measurements all operated in solution.

Kaibo Hu
Postdoctoral Associate

Kaibo Hu received his PhD from Peking University in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Jinchao Xu. Before moving to the University of Minnesota, he was a postdoctal researcher at the University of Oslo from 2017 to 2018. His main research interests include applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing, in particular compatible discretization, finite elements and multilevel methods with applications in various physical problems.

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Vincent Josse
Affiliated Scientist

Vincent Josse received his PhD at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (ENS Paris) in the Quantum Optics group under the supervision of Dr. E. Giacobino (DR, CNRS). He is an Assistant professor at Institut d’Optique in the Laboratoire Charles Fabry where he is the leader of a project that focuses on quantum transport of matter wave, specifically Anderson localization. Ultracold atomic systems offers new approaches to these issues.

Jean-Marie Lentali
Graduate Student

Jean-Marie Lentali is a PhD student at Ecole Polytechnique (France), under the supervision of Marcel Filoche. He studied electrical engineering and nanotechnologies at the Ecole Polytechnique for 3 years, followed by several internships in spintronics and superconductivity specialized laboratories.

Guillaume Lherureux
Postdoctoral Associate

Guillaume Lheureux is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California in Santa Barbara with Prof. Weisbuch and Prof. Speck. His work focuses on III-Nitride semiconductor devices physics and on developing realistic simulations of their particular behaviors. During his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Bellessa at the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1, he experimentally studied hybrid metal/semiconductor Tamm plasmons structures.

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Tyson Loudon
Graduate Student

Tyson Loudon is currently a fourth year PhD student in applied mathematics at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities working under Professor Douglas Arnold. Before coming to the University of Minnesota Tyson completed my Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin and my Master of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines.

Pierre Pelletier
Graduate Student

Pierre Pelletier is currently a graduate student at Ecole Polytechnique (France), under the supervision of Marcel Filoche. He studied quantum physics at the Ecole Polytechnique for 3 years, followed by a year at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), and is now finishing his MSc.

Jacques Peretti
Researcher

Jacques Peretti  is CNRS Research Director at Ecole polytechnique in France. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Université Paris-Sud Orsay in 1992. After a one-year postdoc stay at Freie Universität Berlin he obtained a permanent position at the CNRS. In 1990, He received the Young Author Best Paper Award from IBM. In 1995, he received the CNRS Bronze Medal. Since 2003, he leads the Electrons-Photons-Surfaces group of the Condensed Matter Physics Lab at Ecole Polytechnique. His main research interests are in the physics of semiconductors.

Bruno Poggi
Graduate Student

Bruno Poggi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota working with Svitlana Mayboroda. His current research interests lie at the intersection of geometric measure theory, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations, with particular emphasis on boundary value problems in rough media for elliptic PDEs and generalized Schrodinger equation. Previously, he also worked on the inverse Stefan problem in his Master's thesis at Florida Institute of Technology.

Guillermo Rey
Postdoctoral Associate

Guillermo Rey is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. His work focuses on localization of eigenfunctions and the behavior of harmonic measure on rough boundaries. His main research interests include harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, and partial differential equations. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Google, after completing his Ph.D. in mathematics at Michigan State University in 2015.

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Brian Shi
Graduate Student

Brian Shi is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Douglas Arnold. His interests are in numerical analysis, high performance computing and their intersection. Before that, he did his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Yuhrenn Wu
Affiliated Scientist

Prof. Yuh-Renn Wu received the Bachelor degree in Physics from National Taiwan University in 1998. He received his Master degree in Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University in 2000. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2006. He joined the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronic and Department of Electrical Engineering in National Taiwan University as an assistant professor in 2007. He was promoted as a full professor in 2016. Prof.

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